Part of the reason I rarely shoot is that I hate cleaning them afterward.
It’s a good smell. I have a couple of rifles that are still slathered a bit with cosmoline. When my east side of the house warms up with the sun, the smell of cosmoline will waft out and odorize the room.Embrace the commie cosmoline! I love the stuff. It just adds challenge to the cleaning and it smells good too! Now, I know I'm in the minority on this but I'm also a little strange; I'm aware of it.
I have stated my opinion and expanded on my background.